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An architect on street

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 7:00 AM by JACAC:iconjacac:
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Street Photography Week


Hello, my name is José Calheiros, and I am an architect that really loves to take street photos.

I don't like concepts or labels on things, I really think that feelings are the most important thing when we take photos on the street or when we are in the middle of the action or even far away. After that I think composition is very important. My architect genes come out and speak to me saying so, so let's see what I can tell you

I only take one photo of the subject, because that is, for me, the right moment and not the moment after. If the photo is wrong I delete and move away, I was not able to catch it.

When I am ready to go out and take photos, what do I do first?

What i do?
I first choose a lens. Usually I have my 24/70 mm (2.8) but when I travel I also use my 14/24mm (2.8)
My destination is unknown if I am in Lisbon I just go. If I am in a new city, I do my homework and study the best places to take photos (and for sure have the touristic/architectural views that are also important for me).
I am on the street and my eyes and my head are full of things; views, people, colors, smells, feelings about all of this. So I look for a story behind what I see. If I feel I can catch one I don't need to look, the composition comes without any effort and only the speed or the dof need to be changed in a second and a click.
That's easy because I do a lot of photography. Several years ago I worked for a motor racing magazine and I went to the F1 races, Rallies, Moto Gp's so I think fast and that helps me a lot with my street photos, to be able to catch the action.
Sometimes it's not easy, because most of the time you miss THAT perfect moment and it makes all the difference.
As you know, photography has a big personal component and we can think that we got an amazing photo and nobody cares about it. And sometimes you have a normal photo, and everybody likes it, and that I cannot explain.

Maybe it will be easier to show you some of my work and talk about it, so you can understand what I am talking about.
First one is my most "famous" photo, which won several international competitions, was published in magazines, exhibitions and here on DA.
 Friends by JACAC
For me there is no doubt that this is a street photo, but it does not follow the "rules." I am not in the action, I used a 200 mm lens to take it, everything is "wrong" but I think it tells a story, about real friendship, a man and is dog, sharing a sad/poor life, transporting plastic bags with their things inside. The DOF with the blur on the background, the perspective of the trees and the man and the van make the composition work.
Playing outside of the "rules" can make a good street photo in my opinion.

Another unconventional one:
SightSeeing by JACAC
165mm lens in the middle of the square, but I needed all that space to make the composition right.
The bench, the two people, two ways of making tourism, the connection with the electric tram and the word "sightseeing" make the story

And even another
Contrast of... by JACAC
Again, a 135 mm lens, but also again we have a story, about age, attitude, and generations.
For me only the fence in first plan is not right in the composition, but is not possible to take the photo without it.

Going into the "rules" but not at all
 30 degrees Celsius by JACAC
70mm lens, closer to the subject, just in time, the big kiss (30º Celsius).
The table, the glasses show us a meal with wine, it was hot and she couldn't resist kissing him.
In the background a couple is passing by ..."

What to say
Enemy by JACAC
75mm and it looks like a comic character, an Enki Bilal one
The "enemy" ? her or us? Maybe the strange world where we live

And now the opposite
Postcard from NY 17 by JACAC
14mm wide angle, NY subway, a very interesting couple, we can imagine so many stories behind those two... Look at her face looking at him, he is kind of asleep trying to escape =) (Smile)

As you can see we can make all kinds of street photography.
All that is important is your feelings when going out.
Pay attention, there are a lot of stories out there.
Go and catch them!
Surprise us with amazing moments
 

 

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Journal Entry: Tue Jan 27, 2015, 3:58 AM
STRANGE TITLE FOR A JOURNAL
YOU MUST THINK

BUT TODAY I GOT MY 3333 DEVWATCHER :+devwatch:
:iconskyfiredragon:

Evening Sky 03-12-2014-07 by SkyfireDragonDawn Sky I by SkyfireDragonPredawn with Moon by SkyfireDragon

I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 8 YEARS
AND IT WAS AND IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE
I LEARN SO MUCH WITH SUCH GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS

IN THIS 8 YEARS I GOT
216.488 PAGE VIEWS
216.060 COMMENTS
1.925 FAVOURITES
AND
9 DD'S

30 degrees Celsius by JACACEnemy by JACACContrast of... by JACACSightSeeing by JACAC
Postcard from NY 17 by JACACFriends by JACAC
London 02 by JACAC
London 04 by JACAC

Postcard from Berlin 01 by JACAC

WAITING FOR NUMBER 10 ... :):)

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ARE THE FRIENDS I MEET HERE
SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE FOR SO MANY COUNTRIES
ALL OF THEM WITH THEIR OWN STYLE AND PERSONALITY

THE ONES I MEET IN PERSON

LIZ :iconelizamac: IN DUBLIN
 (NOT HERE ANYMORE)

MAJA :iconmayoofka: IN LISBON
two-way highway by mayoofka heavenly dreaming ID by mayoofka nature secret I by mayoofka

HANDE :iconzihnisinir: IN ISTANBUL
(NOT HERE ANYMORE

LOIS :iconwingsofdragons: IN NEW YORK
Moon Light by wingsofdragonsSharing..... by wingsofdragonsStar.....white and Black 2 by wingsofdragons

CRIS :iconcrissial: IN MADRID
Togetherness -updated- by crissialTremula by crissialThirst by crissial

MARTA :iconmartaraff: IN MILAN
Leaves by martaraffPunto per punto by martaraffDecember is gold 26 by martaraff

MARY :iconmyraincheck: IN BOLOGNA
Shark Attack by myraincheckOddity by myraincheckMagnum Size by myraincheck

IN PORTUGAL

LÚCIA :iconm-lucia:
the net by m-luciathe architect by m-luciagolden tide by m-lucia

DULCE :icondu-la:
... by du-laDrops by du-laGround floor, first floor by du-la

NUNO :iconnunofigueira:
<da:thumb id="468545485"/><da:thumb id="450956787"/><da:thumb id="440490590"/>

VITOR :iconotoupeira:
L'Amour by oToupeiraFearless by oToupeiraThe Reluctant Pedestrian by oToupeira

RAQUEL :iconraquelvonkaminaru:
deserted by raquelvonkaminarubeautiful stranger by raquelvonkaminaruhall of archways by raquelvonkaminaru

PATRICK :icondouce-amertume:

Douche imminente 2 by Douce-AmertumeCarte postale de Lisbonne 2 by Douce-AmertumeMerci pour votre patience... by Douce-Amertume

FÁBIO :iconimpromptus:
Love through the decades by impromptusOminous Sky. by impromptusThe UrbExer in Action by impromptus

TERESA :icontigles1artistry:
A Path to Eternity for Jocelyne... by Tigles1ArtistryHope of  Spring by Tigles1ArtistryTHE SILK ROAD... by Tigles1Artistry

MEL :iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Pena on a sunny winters day by Arte-de-JunqueiroHappy Faces by Arte-de-JunqueiroFire by Arte-de-Junqueiro

"ELEANOR" :iconpiiim:
silver coin bracelet II. by Piiim3073. by Piiim2571. by Piiim

"X" :iconmona-innominata:
Mona-Innominata by JACAC<da:thumb id="454720282"/>Mona-Innominata 3 by JACAC

JOÃO PAULO :iconexcer:
Balla - I by eXcerThis is Love by eXcerCorvos - IV by eXcer
ANA :iconana-d:
Little Bird by Ana-DBurlesque by Ana-DMuseums of Vatican Stairway by Ana-D

CLÁUDIA :iconclyo:

Lisboa nao sejas moderna by ClyoTired of memories by ClyoAnything but Love by Clyo

MARIANA :iconmaryvaz:
Formal Jacket by MaryVazDark Dress Look 3 by MaryVazBeach view 3 by MaryVaz

 SABINA:iconsabinahaq:
Collabiration with Jose (f) by SabinaHaqshe is unique by SabinaHaqcollaboration work with Jose (c) by SabinaHaq

AND GREAT FRIENDS I WOULD LIKE TO MEET ONE DAY ... ANYWHERE
(in random order)

:iconjonnygoodboy: :iconannakirsten: :iconandaelentari: :iconjennystokes: :icongetcarter: :iconifedorovskaya: :iconarslanalp: :iconeintoern: :iconmarx77: :iconhermetic-wings: :iconkaarmen: :iconziaulkareem: :iconapostolos-t: :iconbatmantoo: :iconbokehlight: :iconicarus-ica: :iconxbastex: :iconbatsceba: :iconearthhart: :iconcanankk: :iconjocelynr: :iconansdesign: :iconepytafe: :iconnoahsamuelmosko: :iconhmissxx: :iconlightdrafter: :iconsabakunoshi: :icondyda81: :iconmarcosrodriguez: :iconmarinacoric: :iconpatrick-brian: :iconsantibilly: :iconpigarot: :iconlostkingdom: :iconpavet-photography: :iconcanadianry: :iconshiitakexxxx: :icononurkorpeoglu::iconincredi: :iconrezzanatakol: :iconabsinthfenix: :iconzemotion::iconslownumbers: :iconanantaphoto: :iconlaylarabia: :iconotaku-mom: :iconniklin1: :iconlucilaleyla: :iconspiegellicht: :icontherafflesia:  :iconsamboska: :icongryffgirl: :iconborboletra: :iconlindelcaine: :iconjuanilla: :iconmichela-riva: :iconfaily-o-mcfailson: :iconhosagu: :iconcanismaioris: :iconmiincdesign:  :iconanj3lla: :iconkopita: :iconann-ko: :iconscheinbar: :icone-l-a-n-i: :iconflurina: :iconrichard-m-williams: :iconisaiahbelmont: :iconmadartman0817: :iconsashazombie: :iconisabsamp: :iconsurrealistic-gloom::iconalexgrifo: :iconpavboq: :iconshlomitmessica: :iconlittleblackwing13: :iconjinnger: :iconmadgardens: :iconbidboroughstreet: :iconnunocanhareloaded: :iconlimarieinred: :iconwritto: :iconclintonkun: :iconfoureyes: :iconvesnara14: :icongigi50: :iconphotosofmysis: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconscooby777: :iconlindartz: :iconphydeau: :iconchris-lamprianidis: :iconblondbearded: :icon1pen: :iconythejoshuatreey: :icondhbraley: :iconserdar-t::iconcarlosbecerra: :iconjfbayle: :iconcaddman: :iconnatpal: :iconmimomon: :iconhomer65: :iconpictd: :iconpatrickmonnier: :icons-patriot: :iconpeterpateman: :icondasghul: :iconamiejo: :iconbklyngirl: :iconmargot-eve13: :iconfabriga: :icontheblindwoman: :iconnattygrego: :iconroarbison: :iconmddahl: :iconpagan-live-style: :iconegil21: :icondarkreyzer: :iconwilliamdallwitz: :iconmercenary-artist: :iconcameraflou: :iconthomashabets: :iconinsanity-pillz: :iconsalepepe: :iconhappyeugene: :iconregularjane: :iconharrietsfriend::iconyongl: :iconkokinomala: :iconkapt73: :iconbubblecloud: :iconv-light: :iconaidababayeva: :icondenneris: :iconlu-thi-en: :icongregorkerle: :iconaluccia71: :iconkalemkar: :iconcelil: :iconflyy1: :iconhorstschmier: :iconarferia: :iconmatricaria72: :iconirk-in: :iconvaggelisfragiadakis: :iconbqw: :icononceuponatime13: :iconnilgunkara: :icondavespertine::iconlamusatriste::iconfaint-smell: :iconrednails13: :icontenebra: :icontracteurrouge: :icondamien-c-photography: :iconnurtanrioven: :iconfal-name: :icondpressedsoul: :iconmo-photographer: :iconimmy-is-thinking::icons2shinobu: :iconevilien: :iconsudor: :iconolivieraccart: :iconjules-101: :iconpen-at-work: :iconoskaralfons: :iconshippertrish: :iconjack-nobre: :iconvasidgallery: :iconeltonturkey: :iconequivoque: :iconmeralsarioglu: :iconlux69aeterna: :iconstamatisgr: :iconsplendidofsun: :iconmorettina: :iconizaaaaa: :iconsmola92: :iconaerendial: :iconltiana355: :iconpeevee01: :icondamainnero: :iconbeyondcompare: :iconindigosummerr: :iconirenehorvath: :iconval-faustino: :iconfringient: :iconchrisramon: :icondouglashumphries: :icona2matos: :iconnewcastlemale: :iconmanlarr: :icon1510: :iconsmurfboy21: :iconmarkotxe: :iconwishmasteralchemist: :iconphydeau: :iconizaaaaa: :iconcontemporaryhart: :iconandersstangl:

I KNOW I FORGOT SOMEONE BUT I WILL UPDATE ... SORRY

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP
JOSÉ

DA IS SEXY

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 14, 2015, 7:53 AM
FOR SURE WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL SEXY PHOTOS ON DA
BUT WE ALSO HAVE SAME AWFUL ONES
LET ME SHOW ONLY THE BEAUTIFUL
FROM GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS
AND LOVELY LADIES

What the Water Gave Me by MissSoulsThe Jumper by Spiegellicht

line by Naydyback by nikosalphaAQUALOVE by GesellJoeline - Snakeskin by FuzzyYakjeans by nikosalpha

Luminosity4 by photoportfire on air 2 by josemanchado

Storm of Corail by louisdemirabertCalendar 2010_July by CarnischRaining by DenisGoncharovGoing bed by robertomolinaCorail la magnifique by louisdemirabert

Untitled by aleksandra88

76867 by aleksandra88cold by aminoacido

no title 70 by ABritoKellie Window by NickGileswiur 8086 by MichalTokarczuk

no title 46 by ABritoNa by vudano_title_28 by ABrito

Candace - 3 by shadowimagephotoK x 10 by OkTaYBiNGoLBlack Wind by TonyD3

Cold September Night by xtzc


ENJOY

2015

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 4:36 AM
AFTER CHRISTMAS 
AND BECAUSE 
SANTA CLAUS
IT'S VERY TIRED

AFTER CHRISTMAS by JACAC

IT'S TIME 
TO THINK ABOUT 2015
ONLY A FEW HOURS AWAY
SO
I REALLY HOPE THAT 2015 MAKE YOU SMILE
AND YOUR WISHES CAN BE TRUTH
MAY LIGHT INSPIRE YOUR JOURNEY
 IN THIS NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 by JACAC

ARCHITECTURE

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:31 AM
BEING AN ARCHITECT I REALLY LIKE TO SEE
HOW PEOPLE SEE ARCHITECTURE
ENJOY

Spiral One by AbandonedZone Heal's London Staircase 02 by Nightline

Gemini Residence 07 by Nightline Enkplatz by roarbinson pillars by torobala

In thy Splendor,I rejoice by JonnyGoodboy The Bridge of Aspiration by kharashov Life`s a Rollercoaster... by JonnyGoodboy

Outlook by Baher-Amin * by Pete1987 The Great Escape by paikan07 impression by HeretyczkaA catacombs by sandeepsarma Mother by DRIVINGYOU

Angel by Pete1987 ICC by phoelixde Stairway to Heaven by LinsenSchuss

<da:thumb id="470178478"/> Pure by MatthiasHaltenhof  Symmetry by BokehLight Bilbao ::1 by MisterKey
Interference by Pete1987

AND SOME NEWS ABOUT ME

I HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED BY THE LOVELY EVE
 noys-mogador.deviantart.com/jo…

I HAS INVITED FOR THE DIE GHUL SHOW
jacac.deviantart.com/journal/D…

AND I MADE ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL EDITORIAL FOR A MAGAZINE
COVER AND PAGES 44/51

issuu.com/anorte/docs/magazine…

AND THE MAKING OF


I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY AS MUCH AS I DID
AND KEEP SMILING

NUMBER NINE

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 28, 2014, 2:27 AM
THE KIND MARY
:iconmyraincheck:
GIVE ME TODAY MY 9TH DD

30 degrees Celsius by JACAC

THANK YOU SO MUCH MARY CIMETTA
TAKE A LOOK TO HER AMAZING GALLERY

The Mime by myraincheck The Ostrich by myraincheck kick-ass shoes by myraincheck

AND THANK YOU TO ALL MY FRIENDS
FOR ALL THE SUPPORT

MY OTHERS DD'S

SightSeeing by JACAC Enemy by JACAC Contrast of... by JACAC
Postcard from NY 17 by JACAC Friends by JACAC
London 04 by JACAC Postcard from Berlin 01 by JACAC London 02 by JACAC
:#1:

3000

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 5, 2014, 11:07 AM
YES LAST WEEK
BRIAN
:iconbrianimages:

<da:thumb id="416139054"/><da:thumb id="375045103"/>
MAKE ME HAVE 3000 WATCHERS
I AM VERY PROUD AND THANK YOU ALL MY FRIENDS FOR THE FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT

AND SEE ALSO WHAT THE LOVELY ANGELA
:iconangelanorthen:

<da:thumb id="438223098"/><da:thumb id="437391653"/>

MADE TO ME
angelanorthen.deviantart.com/j…
BIG HUG

AND I WAS PUBLISHED AGAIN
THEY CHOOSE TEN PHOTOS OF TEN DIFFERENT CITIES
I HOPE YOU ENJOY

almalusa.mindaffair.net/a3_Rev…

PAGES 54 TO 63

THANK YOU SO MUCH
BE HAPPY

JEWELLERY EDITORIAL

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 15, 2014, 4:58 AM
I WAS INVITED TO DO A JEWELLERY EDITORIAL FOR A MAGAZINE
IT WAS A PROFESSIONAL JOB AND I LOVE IT
HOPE YOU LIKE IT

The Cover by JACAC

YOU CAN SEE THE COVER AND 6 PAGES HERE . issuu.com/anorte/docs/magazine…
AND THE MAKING OF HERE . vimeo.com/80355455

I ALSO MADE THE FAMILY PHOTO PAGES 12 AND 56

AND AS ARCHITECT I MADE THE SHOP PROJECT

ENJOY

HAPPY 2014

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:46 AM
Postcard from Madrid 06 by JACAC

i hope that in 2014 we can see the light and we can smile
all the best to you my friends


MERRY CHRISTMAS

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 20, 2013, 7:45 AM
Merry Christmas by JACAC

                                                                                                               
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS
I  HOPE YOU WILL HAVE
A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES

8th Daily Deviation

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 27, 2013, 7:36 AM
Postcard from NY 17 by JACAC


Sharing the same seat, so close and so different! Body language and facial expressions are great in this classic street photograph. 
( Suggested by NunoCanhaReloaded and Featured by myraincheck )

Thank you all friends for all the support!


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There are very street photos
But there are really street photos
Here they are
Thank you to all of you that are an inspiration in the photography world

In black and white

.: waiting :. by kapt73 Lost in the Storm by Garelito-Photos:thumb158844327:  Ground floor, first floor by du-la
Feeding Pigeons, Feet Up by EarthHart lunchtime by Nour-K Deux mondes by C-Jook
Julliard graduate by photofreak07 :thumb146240389: Learning to walk by gregkalamp
The rich and the poor by minotauro9 meeting in the square by m-lucia no comment.... by VaggelisFragiadakis
:thumb147163289: whats wrong with this picture by VaggelisFragiadakis Surrender To Snow by PortraitOfaLife
The Guardian Angel by miqulski The Professional by JonnyGoodboy Reflections by SantiBilly
:thumb137626605: :thumb129247804: idleness 2 by corocoideus :thumb135202487:
An Essence of Street by JonnyGoodboy ...City moments 23... by DownByLaw Invisible by mnasser
Berlin 2 by mexx312 The look in her face by StamatisGR born unequal... by VaggelisFragiadakis
h y p n o s i s by pigarot run for life by pigarot broken dreams by VaggelisFragiadakis
404 by lenagnl city life five by rhapsouldize The Eraser by SebastienTabuteaud
Lot of  Words by thewolf15 :thumb99605617: :thumb101835826: gidenler by dusmartisi
old by pigarot 82 by omuryilmaz Businessman, Berlin by Steiner62
4039 by mehmetalivarol endless by berkerr :thumb114799888:
bald and hairy by michref 286 by kalemkar 22 by Irk-in :thumb124255995:

In colours

Paris by minotauro9 The Pursuit by JonnyGoodboy Womans by lucabrassi
in his dreams by recep-bg The art appreciator by eXcer obscene by niepokornik
na by dechobek Forever young by Aluccia71 Parallel.. by straightfromcamera Life by dreamertom
Dark and Moody by Ryser915 Coexist by Replicante :thumb106668550:
The World Behind... by DeviousClown Little man big man by ideoda .:........   ardIndan:. by neslihans
  a walk by dechobekBe by m-lucia Coming soon by davidluz2000

Coming soon...
The selection nº 2 of the best photos for me  
:thumb152394247: Incense by SantiBilly :thumb156172290:
dogs and acc.player... by denis2 up and down by VaggelisFragiadakis follow my lead by absinthFenix
Endeavor by JonnyGoodboy some walk, some ride by VaggelisFragiadakis red haired friends by m-lucia
Hommage ... by julie-rc The unhonoured victory by Menoevil Skybound II by mrcool256
Talking to strangers by geekdope Victim of Chance by mrcool256 EL TIEMPO by ron-vargas
619 by lenagnlDoorminant by JonnyGoodboy catch shadows 03 by pigarot  
Someone is watching by minotauro9 fifth by mozimmoods... by m-lucia
:thumb96903923: VV by Stalker72 Lost ... by julie-rc

Thank you for the inspiration :wave:

Llamas and Spring!

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